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Windows 7: Win 7 X64 bootable flash drive

25 Jan 2012   #1
RicG

windows 7 X64
 
 
Win 7 X64 bootable flash drive

For security reasons, I would like to create a windows 7 X64 boot USB flash Drive , not an install drive. A drive where when I remove it, the system will not boot. What files do I need to put on the drive, or is there a progrm I can use to create it?
My apologies if I'm not putting this in the right forum, new to the site.
Thanks
Ric


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25 Jan 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ric, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise installed, than you could use BitLocker to encrypt your Windows 7 drive and use a USB drive to place the startup and recovery key on. Afterwards, you will only have access to Windows 7 if you have the USB flash drive connected when you restart the computer, power up the computer, or log on.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Jan 2012   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RicG View Post
For security reasons, I would like to create a windows 7 X64 boot USB flash Drive , not an install drive. A drive where when I remove it, the system will not boot. What files do I need to put on the drive, or is there a progrm I can use to create it?
My apologies if I'm not putting this in the right forum, new to the site.
Thanks
Ric
Check whether this meets your requirement. How-to http://tipstricks2012.blogspot.com/2...ash-drive.html
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25 Jan 2012   #4
johnhoh

Win7 ultimate
 
 

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03 Feb 2012   #5
RicG

windows 7 X64
 
 

Sorry I didn't include htis before, should have, mea culpa,
The systems (3) are all Dell M5030 Inspiron laptops running AMD Athlon 2.3G, 500 GB HDD, Windows 7 X64 Home Premium, the OS they came with.
I already have Prey on them, may as well put Predator on them as well.
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04 Feb 2012   #6
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

If you do use Predator, let us know how good it is. I am also thinking of trying it out, though I have no necessity of locking my Desk Top or my laptop - which I hardly use.
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14 Feb 2012   #7
RicG

windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
If you do use Predator, let us know how good it is. I am also thinking of trying it out, though I have no necessity of locking my Desk Top or my laptop - which I hardly use.
Put Predator on my laptop, installled it to an SD card, so I could just toss it in my wallet. The program works, if you boot the system with the card in it but I made an interresting discovery this morning.
If you boot the laptop without the card, it (the laptop) runs fine, apparently it (the program) works if I boot the laptop with the card in it, but fails if I do a hard shut down and then boot it up without the card, rendering the program useless.
I'm going to contact predator today and see if this is normal, or if I missed a setting somewhere.


Nix this message,just pulled the USB drive from my laptop and it shut down, apparently it installed the key to the SD card AND the USB drive, but only the USB drive works!
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